Additional advice for measuring spirometry during the pandemic

Additional advice for infection control and spirometry can be found through local and state health departments.  A guide of where to get started is provided for you below. State Health Departments : NSW Health Department Infection Control Advice. NSW Health Clinical Staff. QLD Health Department Infection Control Guidance. VIC Health and Human Services Infection Prevention Control Resources …

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**NEW**Evidence Based Clinical Guidelines for COVID-19

Introducing the the National Covid-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce.  This taskforce have developed evidence-based clinical guidelines and will continue to update them with latest research. This resource is your ‘go to’ for up to date and reliable clinical information about COVID-19, and can be used alongside your local government health department. Access this link for a downloaded …

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Calibration Videos

A selection of videos are provided below to demonstrate how to calibrate your spirometer.  Click on your spirometer name to watch the video. If you don’t find your spirometer name, that just means we haven’t yet managed to find the right video for demonstration on your device… (but we are adding more videos all the …

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Updated QIP accreditation requirements for spirometry log books

QIP have recently simplified the accreditation requirements around spirometry log books.  This will particularly benefit any medical practices completing their first accreditation cycles AND has also addressed how to manage accreditation and your staff turnover. “…For operators who have not worked a full year at a practice, they are only required to provide a log …

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New TSANZ Position Statement on Respiratory Surveillance

A new TSANZ position statement “Respiratory surveillance for coal mine dust and artificial stone exposed workers in Australia and New Zealand”  has been published online. You can read more here Importantly this statement encourages the adoption of the LLN to interpret spirometry and discourages use of the fixed cutoff value of 0.7.